| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather") hasn't been heard from on a large scale in a while, but he's still in the game, as proved by this more modest melodrama that he also wrote.
Val Kilmer plays a novelist in a career decline,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:11 PM
There is a science to the way products are placed on supermarket shelves, and it is one that can stealthily influences our choices.
What it is not is a likely subject matter for a spiky workplace comedy-drama mash-up. And yet it is just specific and...
| Jan 7, 2013
Tony Lip, 82, a veteran character actor known for playing mob roles on "The Sopranos" television show and in films, died Friday at a hospital in Teaneck, N.J. Family members told New Jersey's Record newspaper that Lip, a resident of Paramus, N.J., had...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:31 PM
(Reuters) - Here is a look at the Golden Globe Awards, which will be held on January 13 in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
* The HFPA was formed in 1943 as a way for international journalists to band together,...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:47 PM
At times it felt like an exit interview — the ultimate exit interview.
The details are still so surreal that when I tell people who was there, the words sound as though someone else had dreamed them: Al Pacino walked into the room. Then...
| Feb 12, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until this week, I had never...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.”
First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
The last time the Body Worlds people displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry, in a 2011 exhibition showing the development and decline of the human corpus, they included, with seeming incongruity, an ostrich.
The flightless — and, in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Unable to come to terms on a new distribution agreement, CBS-owned channels have gone dark on Time Warner Cable systems around the country, including Los Angeles and New York City.
In Los Angeles, the signals of KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9...